Behavior Theory in Health Promotion Practice and Research - Bruce Simons-Morton, Paperback
Jones & Bartlett Learning
9780763786793 | 978-0-7637-8679-3
0763786799 | 0-7637-8679-9
McLeroy, Kenneth R., Ph.D.
Wendel, Monica L.
Grounded in public health practice, this text offers a comprehensive study of the health behavior theories that are the foundation of all health education and promotion programs. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of essential relationships between human behavior and health, as well as the practical application of theory and approaches to health promotion research and practice. Designed for graduates or upper level undergraduates, the book maintains a consistent, single voice and offers many examples throughout. Contents: Section I. Theory in Context: 1. Health Behavior in the Context of Public Health 2. A Social Ecological Perspective3. Theories of Motivation and Behavior: A Brief History and Contemporary Perspectives Section II. Cognitive and Social Theories of Motivation and Behavior 4. Expectancy Value Models5. Operant Conditioning, Self-Regulation, and Social Cognitive Theory 6. Social Influence Theory: The Effects of Social Factors on Health Behavior7. Diffusion of Innovations TheorySection III. Behavior Change Theories 8. Learning, Teaching, and Counseling9. Self-Determination Theory and Motivational Interviewing10. Stage Models 11. Health Communication and Social Marketing 12. Communities and Health Promotion